On Wednesday, Claire turned two months old! Her pediatrician appointment was on Friday afternoon, and she had to get her 2-month shots. 😦 She screamed for a couple of seconds, but calmed down once she got her pacifier.
- Weight: 11 lbs 14 oz — up from 9.6 at her one-month check-up when she was 5 days old! She’s gained almost 5 pounds since she was born!
- Length: 22.25 inches — up from 20.25 inches when she was one-month old. She’s grown 2.75 inches since birth!
- Head: 15.5 inches — up from 15 inches at her previous check-up
The nurse said that Claire is growing very well. She’s gone up in the percentiles for length especially, and her head is growing at a good rate (not to fast and not too slow).
Development The doctor’s office gave me a handout on two-month milestones for me to look over before the doctor came in so I could raise any red issues. Thankfully, Claire passed all of them! She can:
- Suck on her hands to calm herself
- Looks at us — a lot! She’s been doing this for a while though.
- Make lots of sounds. She loves to talk!
- Turn her head towards sounds.
- Pay attention to faces
- Track objects with her eyes – especially people.
- Get bored.
- Hold up her head and push up.
- Make smoother movements with her limbs.
One thing she can do that wasn’t on the doctor’s milestone list: She grabs things! She’s figured out how to grab her dress and pull it up! Yikes. She also grabs her blanket and can bring it to her mouth — as seen here when we were stuck waiting for the car’s oil change to be finished.
It was one of those days… she was fussy, she would cry for a bottle but not eat all of it, and then when it was time for bed, I knew I wasn’t going to get much sleep. She was sleeping in her crib at this point, and when I heard her through the monitor, I couldn’t help but sigh as I got up. I was exhausted. It had only been a couple of hours since she went to bed, and the light at the end of the tunnel seemed far, far away. But as soon as I picked her up and sat down in the rocking chair, I looked at her sweet face and saw the biggest smile. It was as though she was saying, “hi mom! I’m so happy to see you.” Vocalizing She laughs, she has “conversations” with us, and she has been experimenting with different sounds — coos, high-pitched sounds, purrs and many others!
She has always had relatively strong neck muscles, and tummy time is amusing because she gets frustrated — it’s like she wants to crawl so badly! She pushes up, and has gotten her head up 90 degrees many times. She also likes the reaction we give her — she seems to act like she’s proud of herself when we are watching her lift her head and tell her how strong she is. When she was 7 weeks old, we put her on her tummy on her giraffe mat, and she started lifting her head. Then, she rolled onto her side. And then she rolled onto her back! She had rolled from front to back before — but it was when she was on my lap, which was at an angle, and once when I placed her almost on her side on our bed. This time, though, she did it all by herself!
During her second month of life, Claire:
Met her paternal great-grandma fore the first time.